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Welcome to St. Petersburg, A World In One City

Our website for Whispers of Treasure Island / Bermuda Bay Beach and Racquet Club is designed to showcase our wonderful vacation rental properties. We also give you a preview and resource guide to the many wonderful and varied attractions of our vacation paradise on the Gulf of Mexico.

Petersburg
Bermuda Bay Beach

Our prime resorts in St. Petersburg on the pristine Florida Gulf Coast offer visitors a wonderful world of vacation possibilities in a safe and family friendly environment.

There is no doubt that the weather and the location are two prime attractions for visitors to St Petersburg. Here the sun shines every day, more than anywhere else in the world. With average daytime temperatures ranging between a Winter low of 70 degrees and a Summer high of 90 degrees it is never to hot and certainly never cold. To see where exactly we are and what the weather is doing.

 

Activities include Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Centers, Gym, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Bars, Live Theater, Symphony Orchestras, Rock Concerts, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Fine Dining, Spas, Roller Blading.

Hiking

If you like attractions consider Casino Boat Cruises, Dog Track, Horse Racing, Busch Gardens, Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios, MGM, Kennedy Space Center, Fort de Soto Wildlife Preserve, Jazz and Blues Clubs.

Major League Sports Teams include the Devil Rays for Baseball, the Buccaneers for Football, the Lightning for Hockey, the Mutiny for Soccer, all types of baseball teams including the Yankees, the Orioles, the Cardinals, the Phillies, the Jay Hawks and many more enjoy the St. Petersburg area as home for their spring training camps.

The resorts of Whispers and Bermuda Bay are close in proximity to most activities, attractions and make a perfect place to call home as you explore all that the area has to offer.

Local Resources

  • Visitor Information Centers - Clearwater Welcome Center - 727-726-1547
  • Sun Coast Welcome Center - 727-573-1449
  • St. Petersburg Area Convention & Visitor Bureau - 727-464-7200
  • Chamber of Commerce Treasure Island - 727-367-4529
  • Tampa International Airport - 800-767-8882
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport - 727-535-7600
  • Transportation PSTA Dial-a-Ride - 727-530-9911 (County Run Transportation)
  • For Trolley service up and down the beaches and to downtown St. Petersburg
  • Emergency - 911 (Fire, Police or Ambulance)
  • U.S. Customs - 727-536-7311
  • Foreign Currency Exchange - 800-999-0689

Rides and Parks

Rides and Parks

Sport and Recreation Beaches

Sport and Recreation Beaches

For a list and description of 22 beaches in our St. Petersburg area complete with maps go to www.floridasbeach.com/bch_nat/. Remember that there is an "old time trolley" service up and down the beaches. Hop on and off all day long for one very low cost ticket price. Telephone 727-530-9911

Parks in Treasure Island - Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Park

10315 Paradise Blvd Treasure Island, Florida 33706

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/parks-treasure-island-florida-15008.html

Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Park was awarded the “Outstanding Public Facility Award” by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1997.
Visitors to this Treasure Island Park can enjoy a host of recreational activities on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay. Park amenities include a par 3 nine-hole golf course, sand volleyball, tennis courts and basketball courts, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits. Picnic pavilions offer a shady seating area for a picnic or sunset viewing. A playground structure with accessible features for people with disabilities is located next to the golf clubhouse.

Recreation Beaches

Golf

Not a cloud in the sky and more than 40 public golf courses – now that’s a combination golf lovers dream about. In St. Petersburg/Clearwater you can perfect your game on a new and challenging course every day. If you’re really serious about golf, you can meet with professional golf instructors trained to thoroughly analyze your game, from tee box to green. For a full list of area golf courses both public and private go to the best source of golf information for the area - www.floridasbeach.com/sports_rec/golf.aspx

Golf

Fishing

Enjoy offshore fishing with the area’s best guides. Knowledgeable captains in well-equipped fishing boats will put you “on the fish” in half-day, all-day and even overnight charters.

  • Captain Hubbard’s Marina - Madeira Beach - Telephone 727-398-1947
  • Captain Kidd - St.Pete Beach - Telephone 727-360-2263
  • Far Horizons - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-367-7252
  • The Fun Shack - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-360-7998
  • Gulf Beaches Booking Agent - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-367-2761 Ext. 2125
  • Kingfish Marine - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-367-8888
  • Tampa Bay Sportfishing Adventures - 558 14th St. Palm Harbor www.tampabaysportfishing.com
Boating and Related Activities
  • Capt. McBoats - Madeira Beach - Telephone 727-393-4855
  • Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise - 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwaterwww.captainmemo.com
  • Charlies Charters - Guaranteed Dolphin Sighting www.partyboatcharters.com
  • Clearwater Boat Rentals - Clearwater Municipal Marina www.clearwaterboatrentals.com
  • Dolphin Landings - 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Highly recommend www.dolphinlandings.com
  • Dolphin Watch - Hubbard's Marina at Johns Pass - Telephone 727-398-6577 www.hubbardsmarina.com
  • The Fun Shack - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-360-7998
  • Haze 'N' Ship Charters - Located at the St. Petersburg FL Pier - Telephone 813-480-3557 - http://www.tampabaychartering.com
  • Hubbard's Marina Dolphin Watch - See dolphins at play departing from Hubbard's Marina at Historic John's Pass. 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. Highly recommend www.hubbardsmarina.com
  • Island Marine - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-367-2132
  • Jet Ski Rentals - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-360-8669
  • Kayak Nature - Kayak rentals, tours &adventures in nature! Kayak Florida, St. Petersburg, Gulfport &Florida Beaches. Your Kayak Nature Adventure begins here... today! Fort Desoto County Park - www.kayaknature.com
  • Kingfish Marine - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-367-8888
  • Sea Screemer - Clearwater marina www.seascreamer.com
  • Sea Thriller - 1/12 hour cruise circling Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. 3400 Pasadena Ave., St. Petersburg
  • Starlite Princess - 3400 Pasadena Ave., S., St. Petersburg. Highly recommend Dinner and Cruise
  • Sunsports Unlimited - St. Pete Beach - Telephone 727-360-1881
  • Treasure Island Divers - Treasure Island - Telephone 727-360-3483

Pro Sports and Facilities

Baseball Spring Training

  • New York Yankees Legends Field, 1 Stein Brenner Drive Tampa, FL 33614 Tel 813-879-2244 / 800-96-YANKS www.yankees.mlb.com/.../nyy_ballpark_springtrain.jsp
  • Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field 311 Douglas Avenue at Beltress Street Dunedin, Florida 34697
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays Florida Power Park, Home of Al Lang Field 180 2nd Avenue, Southeast St. Petersburg, 727-825-3242

Museums and Aquariums

  • The Arts Center - 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg www.theartscenter.org
  • City of Imagination - www.artvillagevoice.org/cityofimagination/cityofimagination.asp
  • Clearwater Aquarium - The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working aquarium dedicated to public education, marine research, animal assisted therapy and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals. Telephone 727-441-1790 www.cmaquarium.org
  • The Finn Gallery - St. Petersburg www.pbuckleymoss.com
  • Florida Aquarium - Experience Aquatic Life first hand, Open daily 9:30-5:00, Phone Number: 813-273-4000 www.flaquarium.net
  • Florida Holocaust Museum - 55 5th Street, St. Petersburg www.flholocaustmuseum.org
  • Great Explorations: The Children’s Museum - 1925 4th St. N., St. Petersburg www.greatexplorations.org
  • Gulf Beaches Historical Museum - 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach
  • Gulfport Historical Museum - 5301 28th Ave., Gulfport
  • Heritage Village - 11909 125th St. N Largo, FL 33774 www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage
  • Holocaust Museum - The 4th largest in the US, this museum features permanent exhibits as well as special attractions. Phone Number: 727-820-0100
  • Museum of Fine Arts - Located on Beach Drive this museum has a variety of Fine Art from around the World. Phone Number: 727-896-2667 www.fine-arts.org
  • Museum of Science and Industry - The Largest Science Center in Southeast Florida and home of the only I-max Dome theatre. Phone Number: 813-987-6100 target="_blank">www.mosi.org
  • The Nature of Art Gallery - 105 8th Ave., St. Pete Beach www.stpete.org
  • Old Hyde Park Art Center, (Tampa) - 705 Swann Ave Tampa (813) -251-3780 www.artgally.com/tra-ohpac
  • P. Bucklely Moss Gallery - 190 4th Ave NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 www.pbuckleymoss.com
  • Salvador Dali Museum - Located at 1000 Third Street North, This museum has the widest variety of Dali's Art Work, Phone Number: 727-823-3767 www.salvadordalimuseum.org
  • St Petersburg Museum of History - 4 Exhibit galleries, summer camps, room rentals, tours, and year long public programs. Phone Number: 727-894-1052 www.natureofart.com

Stage and Theatre

  • American Stage Theatre - The oldest professional theatre presenting live plays throughout the year in an intimate, 130 seat theatre. Phone Number: 727-823-1600
    American Stage Inc., (St. Petersburg)
    www.stpete.org
  • Carrollwood Players Playhouse, (Tampa) - 4333 Gunn HwyTampa, FL 33618 (813) 265-4000
    http://members.aol.com/HeleneB/
  • Falk Theatre, (Tampa) - University of Tampa Student theatrical productions take place at David Falk Theatre, a fully-equipped, thousand-seat theater originally built in 1928.428 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33601 Phone: (813) 253-6243
    www.ut.edu/gallery/facilities/theatre/pages/th3.html
  • Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds - National and International Live Acts. 4802 US 301 North Tampa, FL 33610 Tel 813.740.2446
    www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2651
  • Gorilla Theatre (Tampa) - Tucked away in the same Tampa location for over 14 years, the Gorilla Theatre boasts an intimate, welcoming environment and productions that don't insult your intelligence. 4419 N Hubert Ave Tampa, FL 33614 Telephone (813) 879-2914
    www.gorilla-theatre.com
  • Janus Landings - Concerts and Live music. Dance. 16 2nd Str. North St. Petersburg. Tel 727- 896.2276
    www.jannuslandingconcerts.com/home_v1.htm
  • Mahaffey Theatre for the Performing Arts - 400 First St. South, St. Petersburg Tel 727-892-5798 This is the spot for everything from Broadway shows and concerts to the "Greatest Show On Earth."
    www.mahaffeytheater.com
  • Masque of Temple Terrace, (Temple Terrace) - (813) 983-1710
    www.masquetheatre.net
  • Palladium Theatre - 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg For a more intimate theatrical environment, experience one of the plays or performances at the Palladium Theatre. Tel 727-822.3590
    www.mypalladium.org
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall - 1111 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater Music, dance and more – and there’s not a bad seat in the house, with superb acoustics and a calendar of shows for young and old Tel 727-791-7400
    www.rutheckerdhall.com
  • St. Petersburg Little Theater, (St. Petersburg) - Located in Tampa Bay, is the oldest, continuously operating community theater in the state of Florida. St. Petersburg Little Theatre celebrated its 83rd season in 2007-2008 4025 31st Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Tel (727) -866-2059
    www.splt.info
  • State Theatre, (St. Petersburg) - Rock Music Venue 687 Central Ave St Petersburg (727) 895-3045
    www.statetheatreconcerts.com
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa Four state-of-the-art theaters sit in a beautiful complex right on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. You’ll find everything from experimental theater to fully stages ballet and opera performance. Tel 813-222-1000
    www.tampacenter.com
  • Tampa Theatre - 711 Franklin Street Mall, Tampa This landmark theatre in downtown Tampa is in the National Register of Historic Places. The architecture alone is worth a visit – and it also offers classic and foreign film festivals, live concerts and other special events. Tel 813-274-8982
    www.tampatheatre.org
  • Tarpon Springs Performing Art Center, (Tarpon Springs)
    www.tarponarts.org
  • Theatre American Stage - The oldest professional theatre presenting live plays throughout the year in an intimate, 130 seat theatre. Phone Number: 727-823-1600
    www.stpete.org
  • Ticket Master - To book shows, concerts and events Tel 813-87-8844
    www.ticketmaster.com

Cruises and Gambling

Cruises and Gambling
  • Casino Cruise - Dining, dancing and gambling cruises out into the Gulf of Mexico. Leaves from Johns Pass Village. Tel 1-800-688 PLAY
  • Derby Lane - Dog Racing 10490 Gandy Blvd., No. St. Petersburg, FL Tel 727-576-1361
    216.65.69.136/index.asp
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino - Some of the hottest gaming machines on the planet. 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa - www.seminolehardrock.com
  • Starlight Cruises - The Starlight Princess offers casual daytime cruises from the Corey Causeway. Phone Number: 727-462-2628
    www.stpete.org
  • Tampa Bay Downs - Horse Racing 11225 Race Track Rd. Tampa, FL Tel 813-855-4401
    www.tampadowns.com

Nature

  • Big Cat Rescue - A fascinating view of the world’s largest and most diverse collection of rare and exotic cats. - 12802 Easty St., Tampa
    www.bigcatrescue.org
  • Boyd Hill Nature Park - Boyd Hill Nature Park offers winding trails on a 254 acre preserve park. Also boasts an environmental studies area and nature conference center on Lake Maggiore. Park hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily with extended hours in the Spring. A daily tram tours the five ecosystems in the park.727-893-7326
    www.sptimes.com/.../Boyd_Hill_Nature_Park.shtml
  • Clam Bayou Nature Park - Gulfport Municipal Marina
  • Egmont Key State Park - Come wander through time on this beautiful, historic island. An 85' lighthouse stands sentry on the northen end of the island; a beacon that has stood strong for nearly 150 years. Remains of Fort Dade are reminders of the military significance Egmont Key had during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and both World Wars. Take Ferry from Ft De Soto. Phone: 727-893-2627
    www.floridastateparks.org/egmontkey
  • The Florida Botanical Gardens - 12175 125th St. N., Largo
    www.flbg.org
  • Fort De Soto Park Rated the # 1 Beach in the USA 2007 - The largest county park, with 900 acres on 5 interconnected islands located at the tip of Pinellas County in Tierra Verde. It includes over 7 miles of beaches, boat docks, camp grounds, fishing piers, nature trails, a canoe trail, plus the Historic Spanish American War Fort and much more. Rent Kyaks, bicycles and catch the Ferry to Egmont Key. 3500 Pinellas Bayway, South Tierra Verde, FL 33715 Telephone 727-866-2484
    fortdesoto.com
  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park - 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa
    www.homosassasprings.org
  • Honeymoon Island - The beautiful island south of Caladesi Island, was recently named (2008) the #1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach!
    www.floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland
  • Lowry Park Zoo - Over 1500 different species to view, open daily 9:30-5:00, Phone Number: 813-935-8552
    www.lowryparkzoo.com
  • Pinellas Trail A unique linear park extending nearly 50 miles from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, with great hiking, walking and biking. Telephone 727-464-3347
    www.co.pinellas.fl.us/bcc/trailgd/trailgd.htm
  • Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary - 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores
  • Sunken Gardens A virtual Garden of Eden, the park is considered one of the best botanical exhibits in the United States. One of the oldest attractions in Florida, the gardens present thousands of plants and even flamingoes and the American Bald Eagle. 1825 Fourth St., North St.. Petersburg, FL Telephone 727-551-3100
    http://www.stpete.org/sunken/index.asp
  • Veterans Park - 54th Street, Gulfport
  • Weedon Island Preserve - Interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
    www.weedonislandcenter.org

Shopping and Dining

  • Bayfront Center This is St. Petersburg bayside jewel. A multi use facility, any event can find its backdrop here. Located directly on the waterfront, this building is one of the most recognized landmarks, encompassing The Sun Pavilion, The Backstage Lounge, The Times Bay front, and The Mahaffey Theater.
  • Historic Ybor City Shops, restaurants and clubs in this old cigar making area of Tampa. A must visit on a weekend. Really gets rolling around midnight. Well lit and safe.
  • International Plaza - Adjacent to Tampa International Airport, is the most distinctive shopping and dining destination of Florida's West Coast.
    www.shopinternationalplaza.com/infodesk
  • Johns Pass on Madeira Beach A quaint Florida fishing village of unique retail shops, restaurants and galleries turns into a hot spot when the sun goes down – with live music and clubs where you can party the night away.
    www.johnspass.com
  • London Hotels Guide - Over 400 London hotels available for secure online reservations
    www.london-hotels-guide.co.uk
  • Shopping and Shopping Malls For a list of shopping malls, flea markets, antiques dealers, art, sporting goods, specialty dealers and much more go to:
    http://www.floridasbeach.com/listings.php?type=all_shop
  • St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. Within steps of the landmark pier, a collection of unique waterfront shops, restaurants, manicured parks, museums, and the prettiest downtown waterfront you'll may ever encounter. In May the city hosts ARTWORKS, and in April THE FESTIVAL OF STATES. Call 727-893-7329
  • Tarpon Springs - Sponge Docks and Antique and Art District. Explore the history of the only Greek town in Florida for authentic Greek dining and culture, originally settled by Greek sponge divers.
    www.tourtarpon.com
  • Tyrone Square Mall - Conveniently located at the intersections of Tyrone Boulevard, 22nd Avenue North, and 66th Street North in St Petersburg Florida.
    www.pinellaslife.com/tyrone_square_mall.htm
  • Wagon wheel Flea Market 125 acres, 2000booths (1,300 of them covered), and lots of yummy food make this one of the biggest attractions for bargain hunters in the area. It’s open every weekend. And every March, it’s also the site of the Pinellas County Fair. 7801 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park

Universities

Complete Dining Guide

Visit these sites for full guides of all the area retaurants, pricing guide and description. Include maps, web links where available, phone numbers. (Arranged alphabetically)

What's on this Weekend?

Plan your trip before you leave with our complete weekly planner for dining, events, shopping, music, markets, movies, cultural activities and more. http://www.sptimes.com/Weekend.shtml